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King Charles to be coronated?

(29 Posts)
NotTooOld Tue 20-Dec-22 13:47:31

I have seen this word used several times recently and I hate it. King Charles is being CROWNED, for goodness sake - not coronated. This sounds like he is having an operation. Am I being unreasonable?

Sparklefizz Tue 20-Dec-22 13:48:58

No. You're not being at all unreasonable. It annoys me too.

Oreo Tue 20-Dec-22 13:49:13

Did Trump say that?

Smileless2012 Tue 20-Dec-22 13:49:21

No you're not being unreasonable, but when I see he's going to be coronated, it does make me chuckle.

Kim19 Tue 20-Dec-22 13:49:40

just somewhat pedantic

JackyB Tue 20-Dec-22 13:52:07

As a fully paid up pedant, I feel I should link to another thread on this topic.

sodapop Tue 20-Dec-22 13:54:31

I think it sounds like something medical as well NotTooOld crowned is the word for me.

AGAA4 Tue 20-Dec-22 13:55:14

Coronated is just wrong. It has always been crowned. Where did that word come from?

Smileless2012 Tue 20-Dec-22 14:06:46

Coronate comes the word coronation and means crown shaped but there's no such word as coronated.

AGAA4 Tue 20-Dec-22 14:16:24

Thank you smileless. I could have looked that up myself but I feel so lazy lately.

Smileless2012 Tue 20-Dec-22 14:18:15

Me too AGAA4 which is why I'm on GNblush.

NotTooOld Tue 20-Dec-22 22:05:55

Sorry - I should have checked there was not already a thread on the subject. It's Christmas m'lud, lots to do and making me confusicated or possibly confiscated.

MawtheMerrier Tue 20-Dec-22 22:15:51


Coronate comes the word coronation and means crown shaped but there's no such word as coronated.

There is such a word but it is used to indicate crown-type markings on eg a bird can be described as having coronated plumage
( zoology) Having a crest or a crownlike appendage. · (zoology) Having the coronal feathers. ...

BigBertha1 Tue 20-Dec-22 22:26:20

This is a deviation but I heard Shirley Ballad day a couple were 'dynamical' on Saturday. Made me laugh.

MrsKen33 Wed 21-Dec-22 05:29:45

Some one was ‘medalled ’ at. the Olympics, according to Mat Baker.

Calendargirl Wed 21-Dec-22 06:53:59

And of course, anyone out of favour has been ‘Markled’.

argymargy Wed 21-Dec-22 07:12:00

Charles is going to be made into a crown shape?! Not in the least bit pedantic, OP. Coronated is ridiculous.

grandMattie Wed 21-Dec-22 07:18:38

It’s a word much used in India, according to DS who lives there. Together with such words as “pre-poned”, brought forward, opposite of postponed! 😂

JackyB Wed 21-Dec-22 08:17:55

I have heard lots of words like this recently. Someone claimed to be a "flutist". Or is that the correct term nowadays?

nadateturbe Wed 21-Dec-22 08:17:58


And of course, anyone out of favour has been ‘Markled’.

That is horrible!

Calendargirl Wed 21-Dec-22 08:19:57



And of course, anyone out of favour has been ‘Markled’.

That is horrible!

Only repeating what is apparently a common term used when someone is out of favour.

Used a lot on social media.

Dickens Wed 21-Dec-22 08:53:18

But nothing, IMO, is as bad as describing someone who has been aided in their ablutions, as having been "toileted".

That one makes me curl up into a little cringing ball, snowflake that I am.

Witzend Wed 21-Dec-22 09:05:43

I was visiting a Dsis in the US when the Queen died, and saw ‘coronated’ in the highly respected Boston Globe newspaper the day after.

While I’m at it, does ‘obligated’ get on anyone else’s nerves? I’m seeing it everywhere. Whatever happened to ‘obliged’?

Wheniwasyourage Wed 21-Dec-22 09:15:47

Oh yes, Witzend, "obligated" gets me shouting at the TV too!

I've mentioned before, (but it annoys me so much that I'm going to mention it again, so there), the increasing use of "one/two/fifty year anniversary" and even "six month anniversary"!! Does nobody know these days what "anniversary" means?

Wheniwasyourage Wed 21-Dec-22 09:17:03

Sorry, Not Too Old, meant to say that "coronated" is exceptionally silly!